Solidarity in darkness

The two weeks since the 9th of October have seen a full scale invasion and occupation of parts of North and East Syria. War crimes are still being committed, civilians targeted, women forced to cover themselves against their will, fallen YPJ fighters’ bodies desecrated, massacres permitted, as international powers condone the violence or do nothing. Russia, the USA and NATO have effectively taken the same position on Turkish aggression. For …

Kongra Star statement on the capture and threat to the life of YPJ fighter Çiçek Kobanê

To the press and the public It is known that the brutal occupation war of the Turkish state and its gangs is directed against all peoples of Northern and Eastern Syria. Despite the ceasefire, attacks continue. In connection with these violent attacks, war crimes were committed in the name of Operation “Peace Spring” against civilians and children. The phosphorus used by Turkey as a weapon of war is a crime …

YPJ General Command statement on situation of captured fighter Çîçek Kobanê

In recent days, jihadist gangs allied with the Turkish state released videos of a their mercenaries capturing and threatening a YPJ fighter. “Take her to slaughter,” one gang member jeers as they crowd around the wounded woman on the ground. There’s no question they are referring to the kind of misogynistic violence we’ve seen before from their group and from similar ones. This is not taking a prisoner of war, …

Call to create local Women Defend Rojava platforms

Since October 9 th , 2019, the Turkish state and its jihadist militias have been attacking the population of the self- governed region of Northern and Eastern Syria (Rojava). This illegitimate war of aggression of the second largest NATO army aims to destroy the democratic confederal project in Northern and Eastern Syria. The attacks of this occupation attempt particularly target the progressive and emancipatory projects that have been built up …

Declaration from Kongra Star upon the defiling of the body of YPJ fighter

To the press and public On October 21st, YPJ fighter Amara Renas (Aziza Jalal) was assassinated by the Turkish state and its mercenary groups, and her body was brutally and viciously tortured. These atrocities evidence the dirty face of the Turkish state and its alliance with jihadist forces, crimes committed in front of the eyes of the world. These brutal and undignified attacks by the Turkish occupying army and their …

[Video] The people of Heseke say goodbye to those martyred in the resistance of Sere Kaniye

Hundreds of people have gone to the Heseke military cemetery to say goodbye to their neighbors and loved ones. 8 men, 6 Kurds and 2 Arabs, fallen in the resistance of Serekaniye have been buried with tears and cries of agony. There is tremendous anger among the people of the city of Heseke. They feel betrayed by their former allies the USA and wonder what they have done to deserve …

Support letter to the struggle of the Catalan people

23 October, 2019 To the Catalan people, especially the women of Catalonia, Dear comrades, The imperialist and oppressive forces of the fascist states try every day to subjugate the freedom and will of the peoples seeking their liberation. The Catalan people, like the Kurdish people, are in an incessant struggle to build their freedom and their right to a dignified life. We follow with attention how the Catalan people rise …

YPJ statement after desecration of fallen fighters bodies

To the public In the personage of our comrades Barîn, Hevrîn and Amara, we once again commemorate all resisting and struggling women around the world and renew our promises to them. On the evening of October 21, in the Çelbê village of Kobanê, our fighters were holding their front positions in the framework of their right to self-defense. The Turkish state and its gangs attacked them with heavy weapons despite …

Latest news on Women’s Declaration to stop Turkey’s Occupation War

Dear signers of the declaration, Dear friends in the struggle for peace and justice, One week ago, we published the Women’s Declaration Stop Turkey’s Occupation War against North and East Syria – immediately! with the signatures of 30 women’s organisations, movements, federations and alliances as well 58 individuals such as women writers, artists, academics, politicians, activists and representatives of different social movements from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, North …